Google may be working on a Pixel smartphone with a camera under the screen

Design patents filed by Google suggest that future Pixel smartphones will have a front camera under the display, reports Patently Apple (by TechRadar)

Although the documents do not explicitly mention a camera under the screen, the accompanying images show an entire phone with a screen on the front. This implies that Google is experimenting with the idea.

ZTE has already launched a smartphone with a front sniper on display and Xiaomi and OPPO have demonstrated their prototypes. O The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is likely to arrive in the second half of 2021, is also expected to feature the technology. Huawei too confirmed that it plans to launch a phone with a camera on display in the future.
Google could be planning to join the next generation trend with the Pixel 6? Well, it’s hard to say on the basis of this patent, but it seems highly unlikely.

Cameras under the panel are prone to light transmission problems, and this can affect image quality. Screen brightness can be another problem due to the difference between the pixel per inch (PPI) of the sensor area and the rest of the screen.

The Axon 20 5G from ZTE is a visual representation of these fears. The performance of your selfie camera is objectively inferior to conventional photographers and the area of ​​the camera is also quite visible.

For what it’s worth, incomplete images that appeared recently show a Pixel smartphone devoid of any kind of cutout or notch, fueling rumors that a phone with a selfie photo under the panel is being developed.

What can we expect from Pixel 6?

It is too early to say that, as Google launches its flagship phones in the second half of the year. That said, there is a small chance that the next flagship will be launched in March 2021. After all, we don’t know anything about Google’s next smartphone at the moment, except that it may feature a proprietary chipset.